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Title

History of Labor Turnover in the U.S.

Author

Laura Owen

Categories

Economic History
Labor and Demographic Economics

Type

Article

Description

Labor turnover measures the movement of workers in and out of employment with a particular firm. This article explains how the rise of large scale firms in the late nineteenth century and the decreasing importance of agricultural employment meant that a growing number of workers were employed by firms. It was only in this context that interest in measuring labor turnover and understanding its causes began.

URL

http://www.eh.net/encyclopedia/?article=owen.turnover

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